Specimen Imaging at the Point-of-Care
The small size and relative minimal cost of Faxitron specimen radiography systems allow pathologists to place units directly in their labs. The advantage is immediate and routine access to high-resolution imaging resulting in faster report generation which benefits patients as well as the entire medical team.
- The self-contained systems produce high-resolution digital images in a matter of seconds.
- The images can be sent via PACS to any other member of the medical team or for hardcopy printing and archiving.
- Our large 23 x 29cm CMOS detector accommodates a broad range of specimens without sacrificing the resolution (up to 40+lp/mm) required to identify the smallest micro-calcifications.
- The wide energy range from 10 - 100kV coupled with advanced Automatic Exposure Control allows the system to optimally image breast tissue slices to intact mastectomies, bones to fetal remains, with a single click of the mouse.
- The PathVision has the largest field of view and highest resolution decector for pathology specimens in the market.
In addition to breast specimen evaluation, the use of specimen radiography in the pathology lab allows for:
- Evaluation of paraffin block cassettes for microcalcifications to ensure appropriate tissue sectioning
- Verification of endpoint of decalcification to avoid damage to tissue and costly microtomes
- Morphometric analysis of bones
- Autopsy of excised bones and organs
- Examination of fetal remains
"During stereotactic biopsy, Faxitron technology minimizes the time the patient is on the table. Previously, core biopsy samples were walked down the hall, where they were x-rayed using mammography equipment. Although the process took only a few minutes, the patient was required to wait in an uncomfortable position with the breast compressed. With the Faxitron system, the results are known in...